How to Ice Fish in the Boundary Waters

We spend most of our free time in the first three months of each year ice fishing for lake trout. Because our business keeps us busy all summer long, in any given year, we spend considerably more time fishing in “hard water” conditions than we do on open water. Ice … Continue reading

Day Trip Ice Fishing on Bat Lake

“People always catch fish on Bat.” When Nathan, a family friend who happens to take a lake trout fishing focused winter camping trip each Martin Luther King weekend, told us that last fall, we knew we had to check it out. After all, Bat Lake is practically just a hop, … Continue reading

Worth the “Skate” – Winter Finds the Gunflint Trail

We all know the tired cliches – “Patience is a virtue,” or, “The good things in life are worth waiting for.” Even though we know in our heart of hearts that patience is the best policy, sometimes we give up on it before we should. Last week, I glumly wrote … Continue reading